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Nov 12, 2012 4:25am EST
by himself. red line trains were single tracking after that incident. >>> a threat penetrating the u.s. border and we are not talking about people or weapons. >> up next, pests invading cargo coming into the u.s., potentially dangerous insect. fox 5's sherry ly has the full story when we return. >>> a potential threat may be lurking in the billions of tons of cargo that come into the country every year. >> what they are hooking for may be smaller than the naked eye can see but can cause extensive damage. sherry ly goes inside the fight against the enemy invade ores. >> >> reporter: every day, customs and border pot -- patrol are on the hunt. they are not looking for drugs. >> i'll be searching underneath the plastic. >> they are looking for bugs capable of wreaking widespread devastation. >> we find something usually every day. >> it is david eng's job to prevent invasive pests from getting into the country. >> most people might not think much of it until it backs an outbreak. >> reporter: they can only search a small fraction of the contains are that come in. these insects are more d
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
at the u.s. capitol dome right there and another nice, warm day ahead. we'll see what is in store after that. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> here is tucker. >> happy monday. >> the weekend was beautiful. temperature-wise, we got to 70 yesterday. we'll enjoy the mild temperatures but the clouds will move in and rain tonight. it really won't rain until later tonight. >> are we talking real hard rain or just sprinkles. >> good steady rain overnight. maybe 1/4 inh of rain. the good news is it will be out of here early tomorrow and get some afternoon sunshine. >> sunshine but it will be colder, won't it. >> yes. clear skies out there at the moment but you can see clouds just out to the west. it will be a mostly cloudy monday us for as clouds out into west virginia will be moving in shortly. and then you can see the rain a little further out to the west out into western ohio at the moment and starting to push into michigan. those rain showers will hold off until later tonight. i think later this afternoon, it might feel like it will rain b
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: for the first time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. >> reporter: one lingering question has been whether nag that you will security wa
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Nov 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
of a widely admired military hero who played a key role in the iraq war, led the u.s. central command and commanded u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan. sources say there is no indication that general petraeus broke any cia rules in connection with his admitted affair. michael morell who has been deputy director has been named acting director of the cia. >>> tonight more questions are being raised about petraeus' resignation. ronald kessler, chief washington correspondent joins us. thanks so much for being here. >> of course. >> you write about the intelligence community. you know this community well. we now know the fbi had been investigating petraeus since spring. what else are your sources saying? >> i actually broke this story that the fbi investigation led to his resignation on news max and i wrote the book the secret of the fbi which, of course, gave me a lot of access to the fbi. what happened is that last spring the fbi was scanning e- mails and came across one of his e-mails in his military account referring to something under the desk and they interpreted that as corruption
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> the chief of police is leaving his post ahead to the u.s. capital police department as their chief of police. he has served the frederick community the past 10 years as chief and spent three decades serving the people in d.c. with the metropolitan department. >>> a class action lawsuit is filed in the wake of superstorm sandy. the long island power authority and national grid are accused of breach of contract, gross negligent and fraud. the suit claims the companies were unprepared, mismanaged and grossly negligent after sandy. as molly line tells us, tens of thousands of homes are without power. >> we will not tolerate delay or excuses in this lawsuit. >> reporter: governor andrew cuomo announced an investigation to -- the new york utility companies and recommend reforms. the new york city mayor michael bloomberg said seven new restoration centers will open in some of the hardest hit areas and will offer one-stop service providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. the victims will have access to nyc rapid repairs, a new program sending teams of
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00pm EST
-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >> hey, kwame, do you have anything to say, sir? >> reporter: brown pled guilty in june to falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat and to campaign finance violations, writing checks for cash over the legal limit. >> i want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to all those say that let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the -- that i have let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the media after making his plea back in june. >> i am guilty of knowing that poll workers and others received more than $50 in cash payments for doing campaign work which is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
the attack. at the center of the storm, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. republicans say she misled the country. fox 5s tom fitzgerald is here and i guess it appears the president's strong quest ask or demands telling them to come back after him, back off, susan rice, didn't do a lot of good. >> reporter: no, in fact, it was the opposite that was resparked as both sides accused the others of using the ben ghazi attack to their own advantage. the republican-controlled house foreign affairs committee accept -- but they answered questions. instead, witnesses consisting of career government facilities officials and conservative thinktank experts offered their assessment of the administration's actions on ben ghazi. the attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. yesterday, president obama intensely defended u.n. ambassador susan rice who was under fire for saying the attack was a protest gone out of control, rather that a terrorist incident. today, democrats and republicans went after each other for trying to politicize ben ghazi. >> what is clear is that
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwa
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with the business community. following his re-election he wanted to build a consensus to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts. the kick in the fiscal congress budget does not do anything to stop him. >> president obama paying tribute at a veteran's day ceremony at arlington national ceremony. the wreath he laid at at the tomb. >> veteran's day was yesterday but being observed today. >> over at the vietnam memorial, a
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
can continue to command the u.s. forces in afghanistan, even though allen is now allegedly part of the sex scandal involving general david petraeus. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between allen and kelly, mostly e-mails between 2010-2012, and are said to be flirtacious in nature. allen denies having an affair. he took over the afghanistan post from petraeus after petraeus moved to head to cia. petraeus moved to step down last friday. >> i think he took the right step. >> reporter: the petraeus resignation left lawmakers on alert. they were planning to hear from him this week about the attack on
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Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
him, it would have been bigger news. >> we haven't talked about the u.s. senate race in maryland. ben cardin the incumbent running against the republican senate candidate. how is cardin looking in maryland? >> and then the independent candidate as well. ben cardin, i will eat this glass if he doesn't win. it's an overwhelmingly democratic state. the two people running against him will speak up the -- split up the anti-cardin vote. >> let's look at virginia. cane versus allen. they're in the homestretch and have been neck-in-neck for months now. cane seems to be doing better lately. is that the trend? >> i think northern virginia he comes out, cane does, with a big lead. he speaks spanish and that helps with latino voters. he was a likable, where's a likable guy and popular governor. allen's tried to attach him to brama. i don't think this worked. >> and we're talking about senate control right now. the democrats are holding on to it by a thin thread. what do you see as far as all of the races nationally, shaping up as far as to control the u.s. senate? >> they were worried. it's now 5
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
think that u.s. officials in washington had enough information beforehand, enough of these warnings, to beef up security before the attack ever happened? >> well, that is the purpose of our inquiry. and, that decision will be made by the committee. i have not had an opportunity get to go through what are thousands of pages. and, i -- you know, i want to do that. i want other members to do it. i don't want to jump to any conclusion. but, it would appear to me -- and this is just me -- that the five prior incidents in the year, which aren't intelligence, they are not threats. they are actual attacks on the british ambassador, on our consulate once before, on a number of other things, on the united states missions. now, that, to me, is sufficient intelligence to make a decision. now -- we want to see what the extent -- extenuating circumstances are, that it wasn't beefed by us, if it couldn't be beachefed up by the libyans or we didn't close done the consulate. >> chris: second question, was there enough time between the first attack and the second attack the following morning on the c
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
was leading the investigation into the u.s. consulate and cia base attack in benghazi in september. it is unclear when he will still testify in the hearings but some think it is necessary that he does so. e does so. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails that bjill kelley. the relationship began in 2010 after she wrote a dissertation about the four-star general. >>> a busy week for president obama as he works to avoid the fiscal cliff. friday, the president is set to hold talks with bipartisan leads are of congress. lawmaker have until january to reach a compromise. >>> new this morning, more than 70 firefighters were called out to battle a house fire in anne arundel county this morning on wild willow way in severn. two adults and a child were in the home. en got out okay. >>> crews in montgomery county were called to a large house fire late last night. this one happened ar
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
relations with a woman at the top of the general petraeus scandal. >> now a second top u.s. general is involved, a man on track to becoming the next supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe. let me catch you up tonight. jill kelley is the tampa socialite who was an unpaid social liaison with the air force base in tampa. she contacted the fbi about so- called threatening e-mails. that led them to paula broadwell right there, the david petraeus biographer. the fbi discover general petraeus who was director of the cia had an affair with broadwell, so he resigned last week. now enter another four star general, john allen, who is the commander in afghanistan. he's being investigated for what may be inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, that tampa woman who triggered the whole investigation in the first place. now they deny any wrongdoing. they're both married to other people, but because general allen is being investigated his nomination to become the next supreme allied commander is on hold. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, they it will be up to the secre
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
petraeus. they met when he was a cadet at west point. he led a distinguished 37 year career in the u.s. army eventually leading the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan. president obama issuing a statement saying, "my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." general petraeus was sworn in as cia director in september, 2011. his resignation comes just days ahead of key congressional hearings about the benghazi terror attack. he is no longer scheduled to testify. >> one way or the other we should have general petraeus testify. if not this week, then soon after because i don't see how we can put the whole picture together without general petraeus' testimony. >> reporter: a senate intelligence committee aide says cia deputy director michael morell who now serves as acting director of the agency will testify in place of petraeus thursday. >>> certainly a lot of unanswered questions tonight. one, being why it took so long for general petraeus to resi
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the vote on tuesday. >>> we're tracking the weather for election day. will it be stormy in parts of the u.s.? we're watching the news edge you decide 2012. we'll be right back. ight back. . >>> the subject hasn't been talked about much. can you thank the candidates themselves. >> it was always the case for the men running for president. religion and talkers tonight. >> reporter: they barely mention it now. before they became the nominees, the respect of the political parties, barack obama and mitt romney were more talkative about the ideas on religion. we're getting another taste to it now in two old videos that are trending on the internet. first off, mitt romney appeared on a television show in 2007 when he first ran for president. romney in this video, developed an emotional defense of his mormon faith over the discussion of abortion, taking issue with the host bringing up romney's faith. >> i don't like coming on the air and having you direct my church. >> i'm not going after you -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> that's right. >> i know. >> i'm not running into mormon and i don't -- i get
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation and now in the hands of the inspector general. >> and shines a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi ag
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the pentagon and the u.s. capital. a judge sentenced the man today. he plead guilty over the summer to attempting to provide materials to trss and to try to destroy federal buildings. he was planning to use remote- controlled model planes packed with explosives to blow up the buildings. >>> it was an attack that had a d.c. neighborhood on edge. the group responsible for -- responsible for brutally beating this man and putting him in a coma might be linked to others. we'll have all of the details. >>> and a warehouse up in flames overnight is still causing problems for firefighters. excuse me, why it could be awhile before they pin out point a cause. -- pinpoint a cause. >> went back and my -- mitt romney. >> and we'll tell you about the problems that a local woman said she had at the polls when she tried to cast her vote for president obama. gary. >> and will, we're trying to get the clouds out of here. no doubt they're severed and it looks like one more day before we can see the descent sunshine coming around for the weekend. we'll have a complete look at the forecast as well as m
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
for bank fraud charges back in june. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the u.s. district court this morning with a look at what brown is facing. >> reporter: good morning. brown is facing perhaps a jail term but we'll see. his original plea agreement where he admitted guilty to all of those charms called identify six-month jail sentence but right now, prosecutors seem to be softening somewhat recommending to the judge just six days in jail for kwame brown and three years of supervised probation. it was really just a high profile fall from grace. brown held the district's second highest local elected office before pleading guilty in june to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39- foot, 330-horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. another case involved an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance and that found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions and expenditures an
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
to about 670,000 vehicles in the u.s. -- more than two and a and a half million toyotas around the world are being recalled. >>> we'll find out who will take a heartedder hit, some people harder than others, if the fiscal cliff can't be avoided. that will be very interesting. we'll be back.  >>> if no agreement is reached to avoid the fiscal cliff, the hit you will take on your taxes depends on where you live. we'll have more on that in just a minute. let's talk about yesterday's dip in the markets. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with the business beat good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about these stocks. they fell across the board on tuesday. >> actually down now for four of the past five sessions. the dow was off by 59 points yesterday. if you look at the s&p 500, more than half of the 500 companies in there are in correction mode meaning they are down substantially from hair recent highs. these include huge names that most of us own like google and microsoft and even apple and general electric. we are seeing this sell-
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00pm EST
including u.s. ambassador chris stevens were killed republicans say it's still not clear why more security wasn't in place. >> there weren't three even. there's supposed to be five. the unwritten rule there were three, but there was only one there, only one, the security was lax. >> wednesday president obama sounded off on senate republicans over their criticism over the administration's handling of the attack. specifically accusations u.n. ambassador susan rice lied to the public when she went on five sunday talk shows five days after the raid in benghazi and blame an inflammatory youtube movie trailer for inciting an angry mob. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> senator mccain fired back hours later. >> four americans died. is that picking on anybody when you want to place responsibility and find out what happened? >> president obama says they provided every bit of information they have. >> the president himself has intentionally misinformed, read that lied, to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >>
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
prius vehicles from 2004 to 2009. adds up to about 670,000 vehicles in the u.s. parts of the shaft could deform when sharp turns are made at slow speeds. dealers will begin notifying owners next month. >> hundreds of millions of facebook shares could flood the market today when early investors get the chance to unload. initial ipo back in may included a lockup agreement that restricted trading for a certain amount of trading. the lockup is supposed to boost prices but so far hasn't worked. lost half their value since debuting at $38. >> finally this half hour, could texting go the way of a land line? maybe not yet. but the form of communication is on the decline for the first time in our recent history. the average cell phone customer sends 675 texts a month compared to the 700 they were sending earlier this year. people are not communicating less. just finding cheaper ways to do it with apps like skype, google voice and facebook messenger. >> still ahead in our next half hour, why convenience can be costly. >> check in with the fox consumer team for things you should never shop for at t
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00pm EST
was sent from the u.s. naval undersecretary to commanders in the field giving them discretion to use the d
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: it's a bit of a mixed bag. u.s. employers added 170,000 jobs -- 1,000 jobs
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
the match inspired by the u.s. presidential election. and like the race, there can only be one winner. in this case, we hear obama the bull took it home. >>> another battle on the horizon, only this one takes place in the boxing ring. maryland's seth mitchell takes a step towards the national championship. dave ross sat down with the undefeated fighter. >> here with undefeated rising heavy weight contender, seth mitchell going up to atlantic city november 17th to take on jonathan banks. that means bad news for banks. how are you? >> good. >> everything well? >> yes. >> the night is still on -- fight is still on, with the aftermath of sandy, still good to go, correct? >> as of now, still good to go. i'm in the heart of my training and getting ready for the 17th. and everything is smooth sailing. >> on schedule? >> on schedule. >> you know what people are saying. you know they want to see you fight, and i know your team has a plan that's been in place. do you feel like you're getting closer to being on that threshold of taking on one of those guys? >> definitely. i believe if i continue
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